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Ferrari's leather shift boots in the 1960s were similar...
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I got a very used set of desert dogs in 1978 with new jackman wheels. Man was I cool drive to high school with them on mr Willy pickup
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Awesome!!
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Dad drove his 2a over to my shop today.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RICKG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Aug. 2019 at 8:21pm
Originally posted by Flatfender Ben Flatfender Ben wrote:

Dad drove his 2a over to my shop today.

 
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Flatfender jobs. 





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1946 cj2a desert dog
1946 cj2a bulldog
1948 cj2a blue jeep
1953 cj3b yard dog
1955 willys wagon
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1956 willys pickup boomer
1960 fc 170
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Our new Highland cows checking out the desert Dog. 
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I have always liked the look of Highlanders.  Tough winters do not faze them.  Have fun with them.

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Thanks Tom.
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A few weeks ago I found a broken u-bolt on desert Dog..
Actually it was two pieces of all-thread bubba had welded together to make a u-bolt!!!
 I didn’t have time to fix it right away, so I told my wife not to make any 3rd gear trips to the mail box with it. 
We limped it around for a week on the farm before I fixed it. 

I got my bucket of u-bolts out and dug through them. 

A new one would have just looked wrong! So I selected this nice used one.
 Ready for work!


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1946 cj2a desert dog
1946 cj2a bulldog
1948 cj2a blue jeep
1953 cj3b yard dog
1955 willys wagon
1955 willys pickup
1956 willys pickup boomer
1960 fc 170
1968 jeepster commando
1990 Grand wagoneer
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Love to know how long the Bubba All thread repair lasted.
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I actually think that Bubba was a genius. He kept so many if our rigs on the job with minimal access to spare parts and no interwebs machine. Nice work Bubba, keeping the ole Desert Dog doing its job with what you had kicking around in the shed.
Ben did the same thing with his bucket of u bolts only his spares  inventory is much larger than Bubba’s was back in the day.
I love Desert Dog!
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Originally posted by a4cj2a77 a4cj2a77 wrote:

Love to know how long the Bubba All thread repair lasted.
Phil
I don’t think bubba ever drove it after doing that repair. 
I noticed it when I first started putting desert Dog together and thought....that looks sketchy! but it’s holding and there’s a lot of stuff that needs fixed Sleepy 
So it held for four years!
And I don’t know if you noticed but I’m not exactly easy on the old dog!!
It probably would have lasted longer just going to the ice cream shop and car shows......but jerking shrubs out with a chain and other heavy labor took there toll on bubba’s repair!!

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1946 cj2a bulldog
1948 cj2a blue jeep
1953 cj3b yard dog
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1955 willys pickup
1956 willys pickup boomer
1960 fc 170
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Originally posted by smfulle smfulle wrote:

I actually think that Bubba was a genius. He kept so many if our rigs on the job with minimal access to spare parts and no interwebs machine. Nice work Bubba, keeping the ole Desert Dog doing its job with what you had kicking around in the shed.
Ben did the same thing with his bucket of u bolts only his spares  inventory is much larger than Bubba’s was back in the day.
I love Desert Dog!
Thanks Stan!
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1946 cj2a bulldog
1948 cj2a blue jeep
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With the u-bolt fixed Desert Dog was back on the job!


(NO U-BOLTS WHERE DAMAGED DURING THIS TREE REMOVAL)LOL
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1946 cj2a bulldog
1948 cj2a blue jeep
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Flatfender Saturday!!!!Clap
This Saturday I started on the OLE YELLAR project Clap
First step, move it from the hay shed to the open bay of my shop. 
It fired up just before the battery went dead!
 So that was a winBig smile

First step was to get rid of the hood.... the cowl induction/box welded to the hood would work good if you wanted to stack three air cleaners on the carb!Confused
I want to be able to fold the windshield down as well. 

I went picking in my jeep parts inventory and (picked) this hood. 

Some one reattached the hood hinge at one time and welded it on backwards and lower which sits the hood up and back, this worked in my favor so the rib in the middle of the hood clears the air cleaner!
Another Win!!

This stupid seat a has got to go!
I opened the secondary’s on the old Qjet on my way to the shop and broke the back rest!!........Wink just kidding!
Had to see if ya was payin attention!

Anybody know what the pedals came out of?

I adjusted the linkage..... we’ll see if it helped or not. 

The obnoxiously large hole in the dash actually turned out very handy when I needed to add a little bracket to support the already installed hanging pedal mount. 

Aww Schucks creepers and gravel floors don’t work LOL
Back to the proven big piece of cardboard. 

The real clutch master LOL

Next I started to prep for paint..... this consisted of scotch padding some of the dirt and bird crap off. 

Now for my favorite part... application of the paint!
Now this is a long process that can take up to 15-20 minutes!
The trick is to try and blend the new paint with the remainder of cool old patina paint. 

Bam paint job almost done. 

I couldn’t paint the hood I like the stripes to much. 

1946 cj2a desert dog
1946 cj2a bulldog
1948 cj2a blue jeep
1953 cj3b yard dog
1955 willys wagon
1955 willys pickup
1956 willys pickup boomer
1960 fc 170
1968 jeepster commando
1990 Grand wagoneer
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My kind of paint job. 👍
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